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From TheJournal.ie US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86 RIP

US writer Peter Matthiessen dies aged 86

The author, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, had been ill for a number of months.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you still read books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still read books?

E-book readers are growing in popularity but are you happier when you can actually turn the pages on that page-turner?

From TheJournal.ie 'Better than telly and the internet': Dubliners love their library-on-wheels Novel Idea

'Better than telly and the internet': Dubliners love their library-on-wheels

Funding for Dublin City Public Libraries has dropped by about €800,000 in the last six years.

From TheJournal.ie National Library evacuated after basement fire Book Burning

National Library evacuated after basement fire

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores) To Be Frank

Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores)

‘Evangelii Gaudium’ — written solely by the Pope — has been flying off the shelves since its publication late last year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history Looking Back

Column: A novel approach to exploring Irish history

Comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson discusses the value and challenges of depicting history in graphic novels.

From TheJournal.ie New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura' X Rated

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

11 inarguable reasons real books will always be better than e-books

We laugh in the face of your technological advances.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous? Flight Of Fancy

Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?

It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.

From TheJournal.ie Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once Turn The Page

Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once

One contains 29 kilometres of books worth of books.

This Dublin book shop has a very polite approach to advertising

They don’t want to put you out, but if you want to buy some books for a good price, you can do it in here.

Children read aloud to cats in the most adorable book club ever

This month’s book is The Cat-cher in the Rye.

A definitive ranking of the children's books you read in school

From Roald Dahl to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

10 books to read before their film versions are released this year

Look like a smarty pants in front of your mates, and get ahead of the curve.

Dublin pub erects plaque to rugby hero... above the urinals

Goys, this is totes amazeballs. OMG-sies.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you'll be reading, watching and listening to in 2014 What To Watch

Here's what you'll be reading, watching and listening to in 2014

Looking for new books, music, films and TV shows this year? We’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we introduce self-service public libraries?

It’s worked in Denmark but would it work here?

From TheJournal.ie The best-selling books of the year, according to Amazon BEST BOOKS

The best-selling books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon have calculated its list of best-selling books by sales of print and Kindle edition books published in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

Chris O'Dowd signs worldwide deal to write Moone Boy books for kids

The Roscommon man is taking the Boyle comedy to print.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones Prime Air

Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones

The drones, called Prime Air vehicles, will be as common as mail trucks, according to Amazon.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library Art Theft

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

A large number of books and pamphlets, some of which are of historical value, were discovered at a house in Clonsilla.

From TheJournal.ie John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards Congrats Are In Order

John Banville to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Book Awards

The Booker Prize winner will join the ranks of previous winners John McGahern, Seamus Heaney and Edna O’Brien.

From TheJournal.ie Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books' Copyright

Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'

A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.

From TheJournal.ie Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books - is yours in there? IMPAC DUBLIN AWARD

Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books - is yours in there?

Three Irish books have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. What books would you nominate?

What if Game of Thrones was actually Mr. Men? Got

What if Game of Thrones was actually Mr. Men?

This is what.

From TheJournal.ie Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees Books

Roddy Doyle, Eamon Dunphy and Claudia Carroll among book of the year nominees

The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards nominations feature a number of recognisable names.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user Online Shopping

Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user

Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 100 years of reading: Rathmines library Library This post contains images

100 years of reading: Rathmines library

The library, built in 1913, has hosted the likes of Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats and Hannah Sheehy Skeffington. (And it was also an air raid shelter).

From TheJournal.ie Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average Reading

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average

New international survey finds Ireland is one of only five countries to reduce the proportion of adults with lower literacy skills.

From TheJournal.ie Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66 RIP

Author Tom Clancy dies aged 66

The bestselling author and creator of the Jack Ryan character died at a hospital in Baltimore last night.

From The42 The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Well Read

The 17 books in contention for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The winner of the £25,000 prize will be announced in late November.

Ron Burgundy has a book, and here's the cover

The book description is every bit as good as you’d expect.

Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

From TheJournal.ie Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed... Books This post contains a poll

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed...

This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013’s book.

From TheJournal.ie Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist Shortlist

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: There's a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: There's a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

13 of the hardest things about being a book lover

Do you read a lot? Come be with your people.